FOCUS-U.S. auto suppliers scramble to fill factory jobs

By Ben Klayman

DETROIT, Oct 8 (Reuters)Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs to the pandemic, but in the auto industry, suppliers are scrambling to find enough people to staff production lines, resorting to such approaches as rewards for good attendance and at-work teachers to lure job seekers.

At auto parts maker Mobex Global, Chief Executive Joe Perkins said he is boosting pay and offering bonuses to help fill 80 job openings. His engineering and machining company is running more overtime to meet rising demand.

“It is the most critical issue in our company,” said Perkins, whose firm has 12 U.S. plants and counts General Motors Co GM.N and Ford Motor Co F.N among its customers.

“We’re using almost 10 staffing companies across the plants,” he told Reuters. “We’re using multiple jobs boards, ZipRecruiter, LinkedIn, Monster, local news stations, down to lawn signs, local papers, billboards,

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U.S. auto suppliers scramble to fill factory jobs

DETROIT (Reuters) – Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs to the pandemic, but in the auto industry, suppliers are scrambling to find enough people to staff production lines, resorting to such approaches as rewards for good attendance and at-work teachers to lure job seekers.

A production worker inspects parts for any quality issues at auto supplier Aludyne in Port Huron, Michigan, U.S., October 7, 2020. ALUDYNE/Rachael Waynick/Handout via REUTERS

At auto parts maker Mobex Global, Chief Executive Joe Perkins said he is boosting pay and offering bonuses to help fill 80 job openings. His engineering and machining company is running more overtime to meet rising demand.

“It is the most critical issue in our company,” said Perkins, whose firm has 12 U.S. plants and counts General Motors Co GM.N and Ford Motor Co F.N among its customers.

“We’re using almost 10 staffing companies across the plants,” he told

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Fabled Factory Development E-Type to be Offered in RM Sotheby’s London Auction

ALSO ON OFFER IS A UNIQUE ALLARD JR CONTINUATION
COMMISSIONED BY THE ALLARD FAMILY

LONDON AUCTION HELD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
RM SOTHEBY’S LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

  • 6162 RW: Ex-press and development E Type Coupe to be offered in London sale on 31st October 2020
  • The 10th production coupe built and driven in period by Norman Dewis and Paul Frère
  • Featured in numerous important period press road-tests, including Motoring News, Auto Motor und Sport
  • Participated as a press car in the 1962 Tour de France
  • Sold via Coombs of Guildford into private ownership
  • Concours-winning restoration by renowned marque expert
  • Sale to also feature Allard JR Le Mans Roadster Continuation, chassis no. 3408, created by the Allard family to the JR’s period-correct 1953 Le Mans 24 Hour specification

LONDON, ENGLAND – September 22, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Following a successful series of North American-based auctions,

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